The City Council of the City of Johnstown held a special council meeting and workshop Wednesday evening.
The meeting was called in order to hold a workshop and discussion on the disbursement of the ARPA , or American Rescue Plan Act funds that aid public health and economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
While the council discussed the various avenues the funds were being allocated, they did come to a conclusion to transfer half a million dollars from the home ownership program to the home repair program in order to help local Johnstown residents.
Johnstown Mayor Frank Janakovic says the city has allocated 2 million dollars for home repairs including roofs and sidings, and will have provided 250 homes within the city 10 thousand dollars to help many of those in need with repairs.
The public is encouraged to attend the next city council meeting on Wednesday, October 12, for further information.